09 Oct 2018

Don’t miss this season’s talks series

Dont’ miss this year’s fantastic season of Sunday afternoon talks by great aviation-themed speakers.

The first of this year’s talks is by former Vulcan pilot Flt Lt Paddy Langdown, who flew these awesome machines from 1963 to 1976.

Paddy’s talk, entitled The Last Flying Vulcan Bomber, takes place on 21 October at 2.30pm and will focus on his experiences at the controls of Vulcan XH558.

The following week, on Sunday 28 October, Alex Ferris will give a talk entitled Air Crashes at Smarden since 1929, again at 2.30pm.

Lying as it does underneath the flightpath to London, Kent has witnessed its fair share of air crashes, and the tiny village of Smarden is no exception.

This talk will tell the story of four aircraft and their pilots, from an early crash in 1929, a second one a few years later in which a pilot was involved in two crashes in the same week, and a Spitfire and Messerschmitt crash in WW2.

For details of how to book, follow this link – and watch this space for more confirmed talks in due course.

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26 Sep 2018

Sunset greets tour diners

Guests on a high-end Battle of Britain-themed tour spent their last evening enjoying dinner in The Wing – and were treated to an amazing sunset. The Twynhams Tours Battle of Britain Tour, which included a flight alongside a Spitfire and visits to the RAF Club in Piccadilly, Bentley Priory, RAF Coningsby (the home of the […]… Read more

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21 Sep 2018

Car owners dig deep to support the Trust

Three members of the Ramsgate Old Motor and Motorcycle Club returned to the site a few weeks after their hugely successful car show to present site manager Jules Gomez with a £500 “thank you” for hosting the event. Steve Lutz, Peter Harvey and Alan West handed over the cheque, which represented money raised during the Bonnets […]… Read more

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17 Sep 2018

Marking Battle of Britain Day

Visitors paused to pay their respects alongside local people, Trustees, staff and volunteers as the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust held its annual Service of Commemoration to mark Battle of Britain Day on Saturday (15 September). Around a dozen standard bearers added colour to the short service to pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice […]… Read more

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7 Sep 2018

Join us on Battle of Britain Day

A short Service of Commemoration will once again mark this year’s Battle of Britain Day, on Saturday 15 September, at 11 am. The Trust is hoping to be joined by a dozen or more Standard Bearers, who will add colour and dignity to this short but important commemoration, and a Spitfire flypast is planned if […]… Read more

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6 Sep 2018

Stars announced for glittering Royal Gala

An array of stars from the worlds of film, television and the stage have been announced as part of the star-studded line-up for Time Flies: A Celebration of 100 Years of the RAF, a Royal Gala in the presence of HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO raising money for The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, […]… Read more

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16 Aug 2018

Classic site, classic cars

The Trust will once again be playing host to a collection of classic cars when members of Ramsgate Old Motor and Motorcycle Club make their annual pilgrimage to the Memorial on Sunday 2 Sept. Organiser Peter Harvey is expecting a Daimler coupe, 1953 Ford Anglia and a P5B Rover to be among the splendid old […]… Read more

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14 Aug 2018

Join us to mark battle’s end

A beacon of light will shine from the Capel-le-Ferne clifftop as the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust joins the parish council in marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War on 11 November. The beacon will be part of a number of events organised to mark 100 years of remembrance as […]… Read more

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25 Jul 2018


The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is disappointed to have to announce that the outdoor film screenings scheduled for 14th and 15th September have been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. We have been told by The Open Air Cinema that all their events scheduled for Dover after 1st August have been cancelled. We […]… Read more

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